Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy lived up to his billing on the opening day at St Andrew's, carding a six-under-par 66 to sit in second place on the leaderboard overnight.
The Irishman trails American Cameron Young by two shots but is in perfect position to mount a charge to the top on day 2. That's all good news for backers of The Caddy's headline tip, whom he advised at 10/1 on Tuesday.
The Caddy's other tips aren't faring too badly, Xander Schaffelle is within touching distance in T13th while Sam Burns is eight shots off the pace on level par for his opening round at the Old Course.
Some golfers didn't find the benign conditions very helpful however, just ask Tiger Woods who shot a +6 round to leave him unlikely to make the cut. Bad news for Tiger but more good news for The Caddy who's Super Banker Nap is Ryan Fox, who shot a one under round, to beat Woods in the matchbet.
In Ireland Cobh Ramblers should be thankful that Athone Town are in the same league as them. Of the nine points they've won this season, six have come against the only team beneath them in the table. Their other three points have come against the two teams immediately above them. That means their record against teams in the top half of the table reads P14 W0 D0 L14.
Tonight's visitors are Waterford who have taken four goals off Cobh in each of their two meetings this season (and five back in January). Sowe should expect a comfortable away win in Cork this evening. Waterford to win and score Over 2.5 Goals pays 11/10 at BetVictor.
Alternatively, double up Waterford with Danish side Midtjylland who start their campaign at home to Randers tonight. They've a strong record against tonight's opponents (W8 D2 L0) and when paired with the Irishmen pays a 51/50 Double.
- Waterford & Midtjylland to win 51/50 BetVictor
Match Previews & Tips
- Football Bet of the Day: Waterford to be too good for the struggling Ramblers
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Rizzel had a good day from his French selections on Thursday which resulted in two winners. He has three runners at Newbury for his Friday fancies.
As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!